Increasing your cats activity
Did you Know:- When your cat is meowing at you, even in the kitchen, it may not be asking for food. Most of the time all they want is a cuddle or a game.
It is becoming increasingly common for us to see overweight cats in the clinic. Many cats are leading more sedentary lives, and this reduced activity is not good for our pets waistlines or their mental wellbeing. So what can we do to help our cats get off the couch you ask? We have surveyed some cats in the clinic and they have given us the following ideas!
- Throw a piece of dry food (from their daily allowance) over the floor and watch the cat chase it.
- Hang a toy from a doorknob or a hanger
- Teach your cat to play fetch. * Attach a toy to a shoelace and drag it around. Most cats will follow it up high things so don’t forget to go wherever your cat is happy to climb.
- Most cats will chase laser pointers for ages
- Encourage your cat to run back and forth between you and another person
- Place paper bags or cardboard boxes on the floor – cats love them!
- Try getting an interactive feeder – cats have to use their brains and work for their food.
Good luck, and remember a healthy cat is a happy cat!